a. All aircraft movements involving flight away from the airfield must be logged
in the Power Aircraft Movements Log, located in the club reception area. Pilots
must complete this log with details of the proposed flight before leaving the airfield.
On return, pilots must complete the log as ‘back safely’. Failure to do so will
result in ‘overdue action’ being taken.
b. Pilots not intending to return to the airfield should note this fact together
with their intended destination and diversions on the movements log. It is the pilots
responsibility to make arrangements with their destination or otherwise, so that
any non-arrival will be realised.
c. We encourage members to log their Flarm ID with the office as an ‘Angel on your
shoulder’ if overdue action is required.
d. If pilots are self authorising a launch they need to operate a ‘Buddy System’
… ie make sure someone else is aware of your safe landing ETA. The Buddy will inform
a Duty Instructor or the CFI in the event of being overdue. Failure to do so will
result in overdue action being taken.
Flying Operational Matters.
a. Motor gliders should not, as far as is possible, be taxied across glider launching
cables. The taxi route to and from runway 09 should always pass behind the established
launch point. The taxi route to runway 27 should always cross immediately in front
of the established launch point. This may involve taxiing over up to four already
laid glider-launching cables. If this is the case, it is essential that the intention
to make such a crossing is announced and that full co-operation and help is sought
from duty launch personnel.
b. Under no circumstances may a take off run or climb out, or a landing, approach
or ground run, cross the winch cable run.
c. If in the course of training it is intended to carry out a ‘roller landing’ or
‘go around’, the greatest care is needed. A radio call on finals, stating the intention,
is a necessary part of this process but must not be regarded as a replacement for
d. Except for flights involving the teaching of glider techniques, and emergency
landings, it is expected that all circuits will be conducted in accordance with the
agreed local motor glider circuit pattern.
e. The agreed local motor glider circuit pattern is as follows:
A downwind leg, level at 800ft agl, on the south side of the field, approximately
overhead the north shore of Welford reservoir, followed by a descending standard
base leg to a final turn at approximately 500ft agl.
f. All pilots of motor gliders (TMG and SLMG) and including those of Self Sustaining
Gliders are required to know the local ‘Noise Abatement’ rules and to conform with
them – see Noise Abatement Procedures – APPENDIX B.